PL: Crystal Palace vs Arsenal | Saturday 11th January | KO: 12:30pm | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by OnlyOne, Jan 6, 2020.



  1. Crystal Palace Win

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  2. Draw

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  3. Arsenal Win

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  1. DJ_Markstar

    DJ_Markstar Well-Known Member

    Completely disagree, Think Laca is at his best in tough away games due to his good work rate and ability/willingness to press from the front under Arteta.

    Play any two of Pepe/Marty/Auba with him and you have a good front 3 for tough away games.
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  2. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    Laca has a history of going missing in some away games.

    Also, we get more space to run into and his lack of pace can slow an attack down.
  3. DJ_Markstar

    DJ_Markstar Well-Known Member

    I really am not the biggest fan of Laca but I think he's doing enough right now to have earned that position. Agreed on his lack of pace, I guess if you want a pure counter attack set up then Martinelli/Auba/Pepe are all quicker and you'd want them all in the setup.

    I guess I'd see it as a hybrid press/counter attack and I think Laca has a strong case based on current form/style to play.
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  4. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    I really dont mind too much about if he plays or not tbh. I do see the positives in his game. But the Marti/Auba/Pepe front 3 just excites me for how direct and tricky it would be for the oppnent.
  5. m-due

    m-due Well-Known Member

    We are going from strength to strength. Bring it on Eagles.

    Last edited: Jan 7, 2020
  6. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    I hate playing them.

    If our lot listen to the ****ing manager, we'll win though.
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  7. Tomb Bombadil

    Tomb Bombadil Active Member

    They're without Townsend, Schlupp, Milivojevic, van Aanholt, Sakho, Dann, Ward, Benteke and Zaha, Camarasa Meyer and Riedewald are a doubt. So we should really beat this Palace because they're either missing their core players or they're not 100% fit.

    I want to see a good display and a clear victory. Last time we had a clear victory in the league was almost a year ago against Bournemouth where we won 5-1. Since then no win with a +3 goal difference. Under Emery we just won three times with a +3 goal difference (Bournemouth + 2x Fullham).

    But I will also take a 1-0 win :D
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  8. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    I mean, from what I've seen of Laca lately, he's badly struggling with his balance, tripping over his feet and lacks the acceleration or strength to out-muscle or outpace some very average defenders. I was very surprised to see him get Motm last night.

    He comes alive when there's space for him to peel into but he needs others to make room for him. I think he'd have been a perfect foil for someone like Giroud but he's not a lead-the line striker at all for me.

    What he does have going for him is he is adept at dropping deep and linking up with the widemen.
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  9. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    Yep that would be my team too!
  10. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    ...our very useless scout, with a very useful goal in 1998!
  11. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    But play 3 out of 3 and you have a quicker attack. Last night the commentator said at one point that Laca was struggling to get up the pitch, its because he is slow! Those 3 all have pace so when we break one doesn't get left behind. We need our CF to be scoring goals, both Auba & Martinelli are good finishers, we need to play them both and Pepe has to play if we want him to improve.
  12. Wagwaan

    Wagwaan Member

    I think AMN keeps his place, has form and Bellerin needs to be eased in and get some minutes in before starting.

    Would go for the same squad as the Utd game.
    Laca needs a goal but his work rate and hold up play is far superior to Aubas and gives us a different dimension.

    Would like to see Hector, Gabriel & Ceballos come on and get some minutes under their belt.

    Going for a comprehensive win. 4-0. Auba 2, Laca & Pepe.
  13. Wryer

    Wryer Well-Known Member

    No Zaha means no penalty against us, and no Milivojevic means no penalty smashed past us our GK.

    Sounds good to me.
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  14. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Benteke to get his 1 goal for the season v Arsenal though.
  15. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    A win here would be great not only because its away against a team we often struggle against but because afterwards is the first time the player will have had a rest for a while and the first time Arteta has a full week between games to go over things on the training pitch

    Come on the Arsenal :Celebration::Celebration::Celebration:
  16. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Lately we preformed decent away from home Sheffield was last game we lost i guess. Against Norwich Westham Everton and Bourmemouth all we preformed very well. Unlucky not to win against Bournemouth too.
  17. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

  18. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    Kinda hate Palace, not gonna lie...from Simon Jordan to their players/fans, they all just kinda annoy Roy though, would love a win here!

    Expecting all their injuries to miraculously heal by Saturday tbf...
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  19. jmsmtthw28

    jmsmtthw28 Well-Known Member Trusted

    Zaha will probably start against us even if a little unfit, he's amazing against us
  20. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Crystal palace definitely won't have Benteke Townsend Schlupp Ward Sahko Dunn and Van Anholt. Mayer Riedewald Camarasa Zaha all likely to be fit
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